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Kenyatta University (2021)

Continuity Change in the Practice of Pastoralism among the Pokot of Baringo and County, Kenya,1920-2017

Nyabuto, Gabriel ; Wanyonyi, Pius Kakai

Titre : Continuity Change in the Practice of Pastoralism among the Pokot of Baringo and County, Kenya,1920-2017

Auteur : Nyabuto, Gabriel ; Wanyonyi, Pius Kakai

Université de soutenance  : Kenyatta University

Grade : Master of Arts Degree in History 2021

Résumé partiel
This study focused on the transformationin the practice of pastoralism among the Pokot of East-Pokot, Baringo County, from 1920 to 2017. It was guided by the following research objectives : to examine the way in which colonialism shaped the nature and practice of pastoralism among the Pokot of Baringo District, to examinepost-independence government policies in the transformation of pastoralism, and to examine the socio-economic changes and continuities within pastoralism inKenya’s era of multi-Partyism. The studyused two theories, dependency and under-development theory and symbolic interaction theory, in the analysis of data. The qualitative research approach was employed in the study. Data was procured from both primary and secondary sources. Secondary data was obtained from the various sources in the libraries within Nairobi and beyond. Online sources were also consulted. Secondary data was based on written data, both published and unpublished such as books, theses, journals, newspapers, and periodicals, among others. Primary data was procuredfrom the Kenya National Archives(KNA) and from the respondents in the field.A purposive sampling procedure was used to select respondents whereby a sample of 100 respondents wasdrawn from government administrators, chiefs, clan elders, security personnel, church leaders, and members of the community who were presumed to have relevant information on the topic under study.

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